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Chatfield Center for the Arts to get a facelift


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Governor Mark Dayton signed two bills on May 20 authorizing more than a billion dollars to be spent on projects across the state of Minnesota. The $200 million cash bill for construction projects includes $5,352,000 for the Chatfield Center for the Arts.

The once public school and auditorium turned arts center will undergo an updating of its electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, be newly furnished and equipped, and have additional amenities installed. These improvements are part of the long time vision of the Center’s ardent supporters, who are dedicated to the transformation of the historical buildings into a “modern regional arts center.” Many have volunteered their time and labor to make the Center a success. Potter Auditorium will be modernized to provide a more comfortable experience for audiences and will have state of the art technology installed to allow for a wider spectrum of programming.

Because of efforts of volunteers along with money, land and buildings that have been provided for the Center the state grant funding will not require local matching funds.

The buildings will be more accessible. Elevators will be installed in both the 1936 (Potter Auditorium) and 1916 buildings.

On Thursday, May 29, the city council, EDA, the Center’s non-profit group, and the Advisory Committee met together to learn the details of the grant and for discussion. City clerk Joel Young said the organization necessary to move forward is already in place, therefore, they are ready to hit the ground running. He noted that individuals involved sit on more than one committee or board which will increase communication and participation.

Young asked all involved groups to “step it up a notch.” The EDA will begin by working with DEED to secure a contract between DEED and the city/EDA. The money will go to the city of Chatfield EDA which will make the decisions involving the construction project.

The Chatfield EDA owns the Center and oversees its Advisory Committee which develops policy and rules. The non-profit group, Chatfield Center for the Arts, Inc. has been established for fund raising purposes and now also operates the Center. The Heritage Preservation Commission will provide advice on both interior and exterior renovation to maintain the historical integrity of the buildings and property. Young noted that about 1 percent of funding is budged for pre-design and ten pe .....
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Chatfield renews electric franchise

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

With the 20-year renewal of Chatfield’s electric franchise some changes are expected in the near future. Keith Sherman representing Alliant Energy, Brian Krambeer representing Tri-County Electric Cooperative, and Elaine Garry representing People ..... 
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Mutton busting during Chatfield Western Days

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Dean Hilsman, President of the Chatfield Lions Club, asked the city council at their May 12 meeting for permission to sponsor a Mutton Busting event on the evening of Thursday, August 7 at Mill Creek Park. The family orientated event will entertai ..... 
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Cancer benefit motorcycle ride

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Jeff Hare, Jac’s Bar and Grill, detailed plans for a 150-mile biker ride at the Chatfield City Council’s April 28 meeting. Mayor Russ Smith was absent. Hare reported that local bikers have put together plans for a cancer benefit ride on May 17. ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts annual update

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

F. Mike Tuohy, representing the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) volunteer committee, addressed the city council at their April 14 meeting. He started the annual report with this big question. Where are we at with the Minnesota bonding bill? The a ..... 
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Chatfield EDA and City Council hold joint meeting

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

In order to establish tax increment financing district (TIF) No. 2-5 the two bodies met together at the city council’s March 24 meeting. A public hearing was held on the modification of the municipal development district No. 2. No. 2-5 notes the ..... 
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CUP for apartments in Chatfield general commercial district issued

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s March 10 meeting an application submitted by property owners Geoff and Monica Griffin to construct four apartments in their building located at 15 Third Street SE was approved. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. ..... 
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Chatfield to forgo billing for extra water and sewer costs

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chatfield encourages residents with drinking water temperature of 40 degrees or lower to run their water continuously to prevent freezing of lateral water lines, a water main freezing, or a broken water main. Councilors approved the averaging of eac ..... 
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Chatfield plans for Family Dollar store

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the February 10 Chatfield City Council meeting a resolution was adopted allowing the Chatfield EDA to enter into a purchase agreement to sell land for the future location of a Family Dollar store. The 0.85 acres is in the Twiford Redevelopment ..... 
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